Mitzi Curi makes brooches from old buttons
There are many examples of great button jewelry on the net
Buttons hold a magic of their own - some old and worn, glittery and delicate, pressed metal, bakelite, big showy buttons for an overcoat and tiny little white buttons for women's hand made underclothing. Each tin holds a story.
Aunty Ivy's button tin.
Great delight held here!
My Nan's sewing tin. Great for a scrounge!!!
Feel close to Nan and her memories when I go thru this tin - and her old button box.
This link has some great button history - well worth some time.....
Would love you to email some pictures of your Grandmother's button tins to share.